A bustling local market in Kumasi, Ghana.
Policymakers in Africa approach rural and urban development separately. This needs to change.
A luxury mansion in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
The big global cities might be engines of growth but are also where the deepest troughs of poverty and injustice are found.
The largest cities in Australia and the US are both the richest and the most likely to push out low-income earners. Having cities of all sizes will increase people's choices of where to live and work.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
Xiong’an represents Xi Jinping’s plan to outdo even the extraordinary rise of Shenzhen (above) from small market town to mega-city in just a few decades.
Xiong’an is called China’s No.1 urban project. Orchestrated by President Xi Jinping, the mega-city to be built just over 100 kilometres south of Beijing is also very much a political project.
Since the ceremonial entrance arches were installed in 1980, Chinatown has undergone significant redevelopment.
Chinatown Haymarket has emerged as an evolving site where Asian urban modernity is introduced into Sydney.
In the 1980s, Australian geographer Maurice Daly exposed the urban planning system as a policy toolkit developers could capitalise on to drive subdivision and speculation – an insight that remains true even today.
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Essays On Air: Australia’s property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days.
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Australia's property market is slowing and many are contemplating a possible bust. But today's episode of Essays On Air reminds us that since colonial days, Australia's property market has had its ups and downs.
In contrast to most big airports where public transport provides a large proportion of passenger access, 86% of access to Melbourne Airport is by car.
Good public access for Melbourne Airport and others like it depends on not fixating on one solution, like a single rail line, but instead developing multiple options integrated with the city's needs.
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
The main winner of Commonwealth Games 2018 is ... the City of Gold Coast.
Will Gwynne walks through one of the nine Melbourne estates that is being sold in the public housing ‘renewal’ program.
The problem with most public housing 'renewal' programs is that the residents have the least say in what happens to the places they call home. The evidence of housing research is also being ignored.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
Lower Hutt, population 105,000. Debates on urbanisation are usually dominated by Auckland, but most of New Zealand’s urban population are in small and medium-size cities.
New Zealand's coalition government plans to transition to a low-emissions economy while also addressing major urban issues such as unaffordable housing, inequality and poverty.
Small tankers unload along New York’s Newtown Creek in 2008.
Gentrification is not the only path for improving urban neighborhoods. A cleanup in Brooklyn and Queens offers another, more inclusive model that scholars have dubbed 'just green enough.'
The design for Paris Rive Gauche incorporates a mix of uses and access to green spaces.
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France is transforming old industrial wastelands in cities like Paris, Lyon and Nantes, so what are the secrets of its success?
Marvellous Melbourne, a city full of life, has been revived over several decades. This is Swanston Street in 2017.
Andrew Curtis/City of Melbourne
The vitality that defines central Melbourne today did not emerge overnight. Rather than being born of one grand vision, it's the result of many astute, incremental changes that revitalised the city.
Will structures like the Gangneung Ice Arena be worth the investment once the games wrap up?
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South Korea's lofty vision of transforming the region into a winter sports hub may be pipe dream.
Amazon’s original headquarters in Seattle.
There are 20 US cities bidding to host Amazon's HQ2 – but the winner will have its work cut out to make the most of the prize.
Big data provides a rich picture of the physical city, but it won't tell us much about the social city – that's where agent-based modelling comes in.